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Matthew Birt  says:

Nicky Hayden ‘can’t wait’ for Honda return

American Nicky Hayden has spoken of his excitement and anticipation at returning to Honda when preparations for the 2014 MotoGP world championship commence in Valencia next week. The 2006 world champion will make his debut on the new production Honda RCV1000R machine during next week’s three-day test session in Spain after he ended a miserable five-year stint at Ducati by joining...

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Nostrodamus

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Nostrodamus says:

Nicky should have been put out to pasture

But that's a great new lid he's about to debut at the test.

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peld

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peld says:

"It will be good just to feel a different bike" - I think Nicky means a good bike!

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wosihound

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wosihound says:

Class act..

"Hayden has only finished in the top six twice in a nightmare final season on board Ducati’s struggling factory Demosedici."

2010, the last time the Ducati was close enough to the opposition to be considered competitive, Hayden had 11 top six finishes and ran pretty well, actually leading many fans' pick for best rider in history until around the half season mark.

2011, that stat dropped to 3 top sixes. 2012, with the new frame, 4.. as Ducati dropped away, unable to stop the rot, stubbornly refusing to drop their dinosaur L4 and trying to mackle up clueless solutions around it.

Hardly a dark horse for 2014, but a class act and a lot better than many serial knockers give him credit for, it will be very interesting to see how he goes on the RCV-R.

The fact that Nakamoto won't let the bike have it's full 24 litre fuel allocation, tells us he's worried the bike may be too competitive against the full fat fuel sippers.

Good luck to the boy and great to see him staying in GP, he's still got plenty to offer.

 

 

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YamahaGYTR

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YamahaGYTR says:

Its good news actually NH is finally back on a competitive bike after 5 hard seasons riding for Ducati 2010 was his best season riding in red when he notched up 163 points and just missing out on the podium. I feel he has unfinished business at Honda after the way he got treated after winning the title for them.

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phinmac

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phinmac says:

Cant Wait Either

Good for you Nicky! Until the news dropped that you were going to Honda I was probably not going to watch the series anymore. Good news for you and the series.

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phinmac

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phinmac says:

Cant Wait Either

Good for you Nicky! Until the news dropped that you were going to Honda I was probably not going to watch the series anymore. Good news for you and the series.

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hello4646

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hello4646 says:

Can't

Wait to see Nicky back on a good bike.  Thats another place further back for Cal right there 

 

 

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hello4646

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hello4646 says:

Update

On Cal.  Just read this on Crash

Nicky Hayden (Aspar), Scott Redding (Gresini) and Karel Abraham (Cardion AB) are confirmed as racing the machine, with the identity of the final rider - Hayden's team-mate - to be announced.

4 Production Honda's on the grid.  Thats even further back..  And Smith will beat him on the Yam and Pol.  Might make the top 15 at some point!!

 

 

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TTdaft

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TTdaft says:

Nicky could well be the dark horse next year, still a very fast lad, it will be good to see him on a decent bike

It will be very interesting to see how close all the bikes are next year!

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AlexDAbomB69

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AlexDAbomB69 says:

just read

that Jerry burgess is no longer valentino Rossis chief mechanic 

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